Conway police are looking for "crime of opportunity" armed robbers who held up at least three people at gunpoint Sunday night.
Security camera stills captured possible suspects using a victim’s credit card at the RaceWay gas station on Oak Street. According to Conway Police Department public information officer LaTresha Woodruff, a woman seen in these pictures may not have been directly involved in the robberies, but was apparently with the suspects when the credit card was used.
Woodruff said that the series of robberies started around 10:10 p.m. in at the Fox Run apartments on Donaghey Avenue when armed men entered an apartment and demanded money. The victim complied.
At around 10:25, a man in the Plaza at Centerstone parking lot off Dave Ward Drive was robbed of what money was on his person and the thieves asked if there was more in his car, Woodruff said. At around 11:19, a third victim was talking on his phone in the Arvest Bank parking lot on College Avenue when one man opened his driver’s door and pointed a gun at him while another opened the passenger’s door. This man was ordered to the ATM, and the thieves took what money he could draw out there.
Woodruff said that the thieves were apparently driving around "looking for whatever they could get."
Victims weren’t able to give a vehicle description, but a camera outside the gas station captured images of a silver sedan police say they were riding in there. Though the pictures are grainy, the car may be a 2004-2008 Chevrolet Malibu.
A CPD incident report released today describes a similar gunpoint holdup at around 1:15 a.m. Sunday morning in a neighborhood just across College Avenue from the Arvest Bank. In this incident report, a pizza delivery driver was making change for an apparent customer when a suspect whose description isn’t inconsistent with the Sunday night suspects "approached from behind . . . [and] put a gun to his head." The suspect in this incident ordered both the delivery driver and the apparent customer to the ground and took the money the driver had on him — $38.
Anyone with information can call the Conway Police Department at 450-6120.
(Staff writer Lee Hogan contributed to this story. Staff writer Joe Lamb can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 505-1277. To comment on this and other stories in the Log Cabin, log on to www.thecabin.net. Send us your news at www.thecabin.net/submit)